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Mon 21st April, 2014

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Baker1000 commented on Video: So, How Fast Is 200cc In Mario Kart 8?:

One of the tricky things with 200cc I've found is the sheer distance you get from jumps, such as the one on that circuit. You've got no time to start your powerslide so you really have no choice but to either brake or take to the grass. On Toad Harbour you fly right over the second jump before the canopies. You really need to rethink your entire approach to the tracks, which is a brilliant way to keep you playing. I haven't got a single star on any 200cc cups yet.



Baker1000 commented on amiibo Tap Gets A New Title In Europe, Availab...:

TAP = Touch And Play. I like it. This'll be fun, I guess, but there's little here if you already own the VC titles they're trying to push on you, unless they have some kind of score/leaderboard to keep you trying to improve your play of each segment.



Baker1000 commented on UK StreetPass Groups Planning Mario Kart 8 Rac...:

Not that there's any near me, but I'd rather spend the weekend enjoying the new content before going off to an event to play other people. Why always so close? There were events right after the release last year, before many had even had 24 hours to play it.

(I get that everyone is on the same level then but what happened to enjoying a game before getting competitive?)



Baker1000 commented on Social Networks Go Into Meltdown Over Apparent...:

What they should do is give us an entirely new game for 3DS, in the 3rd person perspective. ALBW was good but I want to see them put a game like Ocarina/Majora's Mask on the console build from scratch, rather than a remake. We know it's possible. They don't even need to worry about making a massive adventure, it would be a fairly short one like ALBW because the big guns are being saved for Wii U.



Baker1000 commented on Social Networks Go Into Meltdown Over Apparent...:

@Goob Hmm, still no Mii name or plaza image. Anyone with good photoshop skills can mock up that image by taking the Ocarina or MM3D page and replacing the text and image. I'm 99% sure you don't see that page unless 3 of the last 10 Miis have played the game.



Baker1000 commented on Social Networks Go Into Meltdown Over Apparent...:

Yeah I'd rather see a HD remake. I was at the Zelda Symphony in London the other day and seeing footage from various games on screen, I noticed Twilight Princess looks pretty bad up against Wind Waker's HD footage, Skyward Sword's art style and the N64 games with polished graphics.

One other point about this photo which leads me to conclude it as fake - that screen only shows if you meet 3 people playing the same game in close succession. It wouldn't show if just one person was playing it.



Baker1000 commented on Nintendo Working on Patch for Mewtwo Glitch Th...:

I haven't used my codes yet, so I think I'll hold off bothering until this is fixed. Bit of a mess really, who would think you could get early access to a character and then not be able to use it properly?

Anyway, my brother's 3DS crashed when playing as Mewtwo in classic mode, so this is definitely an issue on both consoles.



Baker1000 commented on Reminder: New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Th...:

Yeah, never do updates until you've cleared your StreetPass. It's annoying when you open your console and an update notification pops up, but you've got SP hits waiting. They can store hits for software until you play them, why can't they store the plaza hits even if you turn the console off?



Baker1000 commented on Nintendo of Japan Confirms the Tracks in the U...:

YAAAAS KOOPA CITY!!!!! Damn you haters, you just couldn't hack those corners on the 3DS version of that track. I was always king on that course.

Pleasantly surprised to see two GBA tracks, especially Ribbon Road (one of the more memorable of that game) and it looks amazing in 3D.

Pleased to see another F-Zero track but it's got me thinking two things. Either they're teasing or testing a possible return for the series in this generation, OR they have no plans at all and are giving us these tracks to try and shut us up. "Look, you've got two HD tracks along with extra fast 200cc, why do you want an entire game?!"



Baker1000 commented on Weirdness: Street Fighter's Ryu is Now Being R...:

I don't know why Roy was never included anyway, he's much better than Ike.

But I'm not for them releasing old fighters as DLC unless they're free. It just smacks of cashing in by withholding characters they could have easily included that we assumed were left out for roster limitations.



Baker1000 commented on Super Smash Bros. Club Nintendo Mewtwo Codes a...:

Sucks that the update wipes all of your replays AGAIN though.

Has anyone encountered any problems after updating? My brother updated and used his Mewtwo code on 3DS and apparently the game crashed in classic mode, causing the entire console to freeze and need resetting. Just wondering if this is an isolated issue.



Baker1000 commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

It looks more like it was a cutscene for the reveal, rather than one they are using for the game. Some elements have been completely changed, such as what the character is wearing and the colour of the doll. These things obviously undergo various changes during development anyway.



Baker1000 commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

@Einherjar This is what I'd rather see. What's wrong with a 2nd disc that lets you install the data, again optionally.

I do feel sorry for anyone hoping to download this directly from the eShop. Before the final file size is confirmed it already sits at 10GB of data just to make it more smooth. 50GB final size? They'd better put that pre-load file up a week before if anyone hopes to play it at launch!



Baker1000 commented on Video: This 200cc Mario Kart 8 Comparison Foot...:

This looks insane. I can't wait, but I'm scared by how fast it is! Imagine throwing a mushroom into the mix as well.

Can we somehow calculate if this is indeed twice as fast as 100cc?

(also, I'd love to see a track actually built for 200cc. Maybe some of the new ones will be better suited?)



Baker1000 commented on Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK...:

Xenoblade is still a pretty niche game. No matter how good a reputation it has, people will still be put off by a) not feeling up to a 60+ hour (minimum) adventure b) a JRPG, a genre they don't really play and c) a port of a 4 year old Wii game on a smaller screen with little incentive to bring new players to it.

It's strictly one for fans of the original, or the genre.



Baker1000 commented on Review: WarioWare Touched! (Wii U eShop / DS):

The thing I found whilst playing Mario vs Donkey Kong on Wii U recently is it's very awkward to hold the GamePad and use the stylus for a long period of time (30 minutes). My hand was numb from clutching the controller for so long. I found it whilst playing the Pikmin game in Nintendo Land too. I feel these more stylus heavy DS games are just too awkward to play on the GamePad. I know you can rest it on something while playing but that's not always ideal if you have you look at the screen, to have it down at your lap.

Realistically the one-handed GamePad control method just doesn't work like it does for a small handheld like the DS/3DS and I wouldn't like to see many stylus dependant control methods on Wii U in future. Basically, these DS releases should be on 3DS VC, where they belong.



Baker1000 commented on Gallery: Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Remo...:

@Wolfgabe Have you played Bayo 2? Man, there's a lot of swearing in those cutscenes. Plus the completely oversexualised gymnastics she performs. And there's that one level in Bayo 1 where you find a fountain with an actual whizzing penis. Which Bayonetta then shoots a bullet directly at.

The comparison is spot on. I never shared screenshots of that kind when playing the game but I wonder if it would have been removed and I'm surprised they allow any screenshots from the game at all, such is a level of 18+ content.



Baker1000 commented on New Fire Emblem on 3DS Takes Shape as Two Sepa...:

No no no, this is an awful idea. What's wrong with being able to choose the path in game? This is what we were lead to believe in the trailer the other day in Europe. You make decisions, and it alters your path. Not buy the game and pay extra for another path. I hope this is a Japan only deal, and I don't even play Fire Emblem or intend to play this one.

It's a low point in terms of DLC money grabbing, I'm afraid.



Baker1000 commented on Reminder: This is Your Last Day to Register Pr...:

UK site is failing on me right now. Tried to complete a survey, wouldn't let me go beyond the final page. Then when I came back out of it, it says it's already registered now (no stars). Same on the next game...and now I can't log in and it keeps kicking me out.



Baker1000 commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

I thought it would be ambitious to get it out this year. What's more disappointing is not seeing it at E3. I'm actually kind of glad it won't be out this year, I feared having to split my time between two massive open world games at the end of the year. This, and Xenoblade Chronicles X. Now if only they get that localised on time...



Baker1000 commented on Bandai Namco Celebrates the 20th Anniversary f...:

@sweetiepiejonus I didn't know that, but it never made it out of Japan. Actually, upon looking up, there have been a few Nintendo releases since Symphonia. Innocence on DS and Graces on Wii...but neither outside of Japan again.

I also forgot we had Symphonia 2...but the less said about that the better. It seems they like Nintendo, but not enough to give games a western release or an original game solely on a Nintendo console.



Baker1000 commented on Feature: A Night at the Symphony of the Goddes...:

Looks like a pretty small venue right there! Sure beats sitting way back in Wembley Arena, as I will be in April! I'm looking forward to this a lot, I haven't been before. I didn't even think about any kind of dress etiquette though. To me, it's silly to expect people to show up in full dinner party attire. It's an event for gamers, which means any level of casual or geeky clothing. You can't expect school children to attend in a suit. Me? I've got a Zelda t-shirt and hoodie I'm planning to wear. And I'll be anticipating seeing a lot of cosplay going on.



Baker1000 commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Sends New Nintendo ...:

Oh great, so most of the next shipment of stock will be used up to correct this balls up. Looks like I won't be getting one for a while. Actually I want both, so given the chance I would have ordered both and this problem wouldn't have even happened to me.



Baker1000 commented on Accessory Review: Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3...:

@tacgnol06 Well this is my one problem with the New 3DS. It could very easily have a screwdriver hidden inside the stylus, which would come apart. But when I've suggested Nintendo should have supplied one in the box in some way I got blasted down "because everyone has one in the house".

Anyway I wasn't suggesting you swap the battery out while you're on the move, just simply once your battery gets worn out from years of use (like my old 3DS was) you could just buy a new battery and replace it instead of strapping one of these beasts to your console, since the battery life is very good on the new console.